Serious players of skittles have for centuries preferred to use balls made a heavy hardwood, often tropical. However, these days, many leagues are having to try new materials.
We have a guide on choosing your skittle balls size. Please see our skittle balls size information page.
We have had specially manufactured some balls made from quarter-sawn, non-heartwood Beech timber. Beech is a hard wood but will not last as long as Lignum Vitae or rubber or phenolic resin.
But for those looking for the traditional material, these balls are good quality at a decent price.
Please note that Beechwood is considerably lighter than phenolic resin, hard rubber or Lignum. There is at least one league that uses 4.5 inch Beech balls for larger pins but in general 4.5 inch Beech balls are probably only suitable for pins that are 4 inch diameter or less. e.g. Welsh style pins in the Glamorgan and Rhonda areas or 4 inch diameter pins used on certain smaller alleys.
Each 4.5 inch ball weighs around 750g (this varies slightly according to humidity / temperature).
Sales information for this product is coming soon
3 x Beech skittle balls - 4.5 inch (from quarter-sawn non-heartwood timber)
3 x Beech skittle balls - 5 inch (quarter-sawn non-heartwood timber)
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